Video: Joel Embiid says he is too ‘savage’ to use burner accounts
Following the Philadelphia 76ers’ 108-92 victory over the New York Knicks on Monday night, Sixers All-Star center Joel Embiid joined NBA TV and spoke with Chris Miles, Drew Gooden, and Isiah Thomas for an interview.
Towards the end, Thomas could be heard saying “Don’t use the burner account” in the background. Embiid got a kick out of it and his response was pretty epic, to say the least.
“I don’t have any burner accounts. If I want to say something, I say it to my actual account because I’m a savage. I’m a savage I don’t care,” Embiid said with a laugh.
A full interview of his postgame clip can be seen below after it was posted on Twitter by NBA TV; his “savage” comment response to Thomas coming after the 6:50 mark of the video:
— NBA TV (@NBATV) February 13, 2018
This is a reference to the whole situation back in September involving Golden State Warriors superstar forward Kevin Durant, who supposedly logged into alternate accounts to respond to criticism on Twitter.
KD has secret accounts that he uses to defend himself and forgot to switch to them when he was replying to this guy I'm actually speechless pic.twitter.com/9245gnpa3c
— idk (@harrisonmc15) September 18, 2017
As for Monday night’s game against the Knicks, Embiid had another solid day at the office with 17 points, six rebounds, and two assists in just 24 minutes of action. Sixers point guard T.J. McConnell, who became the first Sixers player ever to come off the bench and record a triple-double, got a lot of praise from Embiid after the game.
Via an article written by Ian Begley of ESPN:
“It was amazing. I’m happy for him and I’m glad that he did it. If we want to go where we want to, he’ll be one of those reasons. He comes in and plays with great energy, he hypes the crowd up. Defensively, he was great and he moves the ball well,” Embiid said of McConnell’s historic triple-double performance.
The Sixers seem to be clicking at just the right time and it looks like they’re having a really fun time throughout the process.